Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is yet another recipe from a regional magazine that my family enjoyed. I especially like it served with crackers and fresh fruit. If you would like, you can substitute diced ham for the shrimp.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook macaroni al dente and drain well.
  2. Prepare ranch dressing according to directions on package.
  3. Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  4. Refrigerate for 2 hours to let the flavors combine.
  5. Serve on a bed of lettuce leaves.


Most Helpful

We liked the salad ok just did not care for the Ranch dressing. DH did not like the addition of cucumber. If I make it again I think I would tweak it with a mayo based dressing and some celery instead of the cucumber.

Little Bee October 20, 2006

I was a bit short on sea shell pasta so I used what I had and made up the difference with radiatori. Baby salad shrimp was used for the shrimp which I doubled and used my Buttermilk and Onion Salad Dressing Mix #89367 instead of the ranch. The salad was served over torn romaine for a wonderful cool dinner.

PaulaG July 08, 2005

This was quite good. I agree that it takes a few bites to get used to the ranch flavor, but the more I ate, the better I like it. Plus it made a very pretty presentation.

Jellyqueen June 07, 2005

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